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Tony’s Backyard Office, an Essential Lockdown Sanctuary

Tony’s Backyard Off

  As Tony works from home, there’s something familiar about his backyard office space. “I feel like I’m in my old one.” “It’s fantastic.” His previous Melwood is almost identical to the new home office space he is working from today. The...

Amanda’s Peaceful B

  This all-white garden room is a striking backyard feature. It’s also Amanda’s work from home studio. “It’s been very beneficial for us.” “It’s lovely to have a separate space for the clients I have.” That sentiment is even more resounding now as NSW endures...

Essential Work from Home

  “I army crawled in there.” “He was always on Zoom meetings.” Dodging daily video calls was not a game Jamie enjoyed playing. “I’d have to duck and try and get past the camera view to get what I had to get.” “It’s not a way to live. I couldn’t...

Essential Stay-at-Home St

  As we find ourselves in lockdown once again, many families are feeling the strain.   With the rise of spending more time at home, so comes the demand for more space.   For these Melwood customers, timing was everything. Their garden rooms have given them...

Two Siblings, Two Playroo

  When Marie bought a Melwood cubby house for each of her granddaughters, it wasn’t just a gift but also a life lesson she was hoping to impart. Kristie, the mother of the two girls, recounts being at the Neutral Bay display centre with her mum. “She said one of them...

This Beautiful Garden Roo

“It’s been a tough six months, but we felt so blessed to have this addition. It couldn’t have come at a better time.” Last year, at the height of the pandemic, Annabel was also going through a health battle. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer.” “During...

How Jessica Added Space &

  “We had a valuation more recently by a Real Estate Agent, and he said it added about $100,000.” Since having her Melwood installed, Jessica and her family now enjoy more space and a significant boost to their property value. “We definitely know we got our...

Award-winning Artist Take

  A portrait of Kate Ceberano has won the Archibald Packing Room Prize.   And it was here in this backyard art studio where the Australian music legend first laid eyes on it.   “She was very excited, and we were in the studio here on FaceTime talking to her mum...

Inside Julie’s Beau

  It’s a heart-warming story of two Melwood cabanas. One old. One new. And it’s where a daughter found inspiration to honour the memory of her late father. “Dad used to love to come down here, have a drink, and watch the kids in the water.” When Julie’s...

Secrets to Make Your Back

  “Immense value of immense happiness.” That’s the worth Gitte places on her garden room. The South Sydney resident had her Melwood installed in 2017. Back then, the motive was simple; to dampen out the sound of her husband playing the guitar. “It’s just his hobby....

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